HUBBARD - Members of the Hubbard High School National Honor Society will take part in a special fundraiser today to assist the family of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim.
Allison Wyatt, cousin of Hubbard High School senior Aaron Wirtz, was among the first graders who died Dec. 14 when 20-year-old Adam Lanza stormed the Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
The Hubbard National Honor Society members plan to hand out goldfish crackers while accepting donations at various locations around Hubbard from 1 to 4 p.m. today. Booths are planned for Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Shop n' Save and Save A Lot in Hubbard.
All proceeds will go to the Alyssa Wyatt Memorial Fund, which distributes the money to funds and charities connected to Sandy Hook.
James Wirtz, Aaron's father, said his great-niece was known for handing out the goldfish crackers to friends and people. Wirtz said a fund was established to help survivors and family members of the victims.
Ross Stoffer, co-adviser of NHS with Dave Konczal, said the society members wanted to help raise funds when they heard Wirtz was a relative.
''The National Honor Society helps at many community projects and wanted to help at this because of the local connection,'' Stoffer said.